Western Hognose Snakes for sale at Outback Reptiles
Western Hognose Snakes (Heterodon nasicus) are captivating reptiles that have become increasingly popular as pets, particularly for those who appreciate their distinctive appearance and engaging behavior. Native to the central United States, these snakes are found in arid and semi-arid regions, often inhabiting sandy or loose soils where they can burrow.
The Western Hognose Snake is known for its upturned snout, which aids in digging and hunting for prey, primarily toads. They are relatively small snakes, typically growing to around 15 to 25 inches in length. Their lifespan in captivity can reach up into the 20s with proper care.
As pets, Western Hognose Snakes are often celebrated for their docile nature and ease of handling. They are generally non-aggressive and tend to be very tolerant of human interaction. They feed readily on rodents in captivity, making them very easy captives.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the Western Hognose Snake is its ability to “play dead” as a defense mechanism. When threatened, they may roll onto their back and open their mouth, mimicking death to deter predators. This unique behavior, combined with their charming appearance, makes them an appealing choice for reptile enthusiasts. Suitable for both beginners and experienced keepers, Western Hognose Snakes offer a rewarding and enjoyable pet experience, adding a touch of the wild to any reptile collection.
Live arrival is guaranteed on all reptiles for sale here at Outback Reptiles. We ship reptiles year round, weather permitting, in insulated shipping boxes with heat or cold packs as necessary.
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